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Patrolman James A. Preston

Wakefield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, April 9, 1921

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Reflections for Patrolman James A. Preston

Patrolman Preston,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death and I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW I as a member of the 26th “Yankee” Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 9, 2021

Patrolman Preston,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW I as a member of the 26th "Yankee" Division. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sorry that your killer went unpunished, but he did have to answer to God for your death.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sorry that your killer went unpunished, but he did have to answer to God for your death.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 9, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, AS ALWAYS, THIS WRITER IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED ON YOUR BEHALF. YOU ARE A HERO SIR JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 9, 2008

Patrolman Preston,
On today, the 87th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I as a member of the 26th Division. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

April 9, 2008

What a sad shame the murderer who took the life of Patrolman Preston was aquitted. Eighty five years ago today this man gave his life for his community. It's good to see a family member left a reflection. It proves that, it's not just through this site that these men and women are remembered and that those who died long ago are more than just a name and a fuzzy picture. They were people, they were cops.

God Bless and I hope you are Resting in eternal peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 9, 2006

I would like to say how sad this officer never got a chance to live his life out. Patrolman Preston was the younger brother of my great-grandfather. He served in the Yankee Division in World War I as a mounted military police officer. He was given a military funeral. I know his family never forgot him, and always missed him. Rest in Peace.

Jane Beal

January 17, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend. Deputy Jeffrey Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Patrolman Preston, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

April 9, 2004

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